Indiana had only 55% of their 8th grade ELL students score below basic on the NAEP 2011 reading assessment. Indiana was among 9 of the states who had the lowest percentage of selected ELL students scoring below basic in 2011. The results from this sample cannot be generalized to the total population of such students. Indiana 8th grade achievement level percentages– English language learners Below Basic
NOTE: The NAEP Reading scale ranges from 0 to 500. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some apparent differences between estimates may not be statistically significant. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2011 Reading Assessment. * did not meet inclusion rate guidelines
South Carolina * Kansas
18 % 10 %
ELL Student Inclusion Rate 80% 98%
Indiana was among nine states that had the highest percentage of 8th grade ELL students selected to take the NAEP 2011 reading assessment to score at proficient. Among the top 9 states that had the highest percentage of ELL students scoring at proficient, 3 of those states did not meet inclusion guidelines set by the National Governing Board. The expectation is to have each state have at least 85% of their English language learner population who were selected to participate in the NAEP 2011. The indicated states with asterisks fell below 85% in ELL student inclusion.
Differences in Average Scale Scores between States for English Language Learners– Grade 8 Since 1992 when NAEP began producing state specific results, Indiana has never had an ELL population big enough to report a reliable statistical estimate. 2011 marked the first year that Indiana had enough 8 th grade ELL students participating in the NAEP assessment to report reliable ELL estimate scores. Indiana 8th grade ELL students scored among those states who have had a high performing 8th grade ELL student population for years. In Indiana’s first year for having reportable ELL 8th grade reading data, South Carolina was the only state to have their sample of 8th grade ELL students have a statistically higher score than Indiana’s 8th grade ELL students. All other ELL sample students state scores were either statistically the same or lower.
Has statistically higher scale score than Indiana Is not statistically different from than Indiana Has lower average scale score than Indiana.
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Indiana NAEP 2011 Results